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Crime Stoppers: Police Investigate Vandalism At Jewish Student Center

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A religious center on Columbia Avenue was vandalized by several people in January and police are trying to find those who were involved.

The vandalism happened outside of the Jewish Student Center on the night of January 15. 

"Given the fact this was the Jewish Center, it's a little higher profile case for us, just to go ahead and make sure this wasn't something more; that this wasn't some type of a hate crime, and if it was, what the circumstances are behind it," said Detective Mark Thomas with the Lexington Police Department.

Thomas told LEX 18 that officers had broken up a party a few blocks down from the center earlier in the evening. This caused police to wonder if the vandalism was drunken foolishness, but a witness's claims support a far more disturbing motive. 

Thomas said that the witness claims the vandals were saying derogatory and anti-Semitic things before breaking the sign to UK's Jewish Student Center.

"That kind of takes some nerve to run and break a sign off like that, so there's a chance they may be responsible for some other vandalism in the area, so we just want to find out," said Thomas.

If you have any information that could lead to an arrest, your tip could get you a cash reward from Bluegrass Crime Stoppers. You can call in your tip at (859) 253-2020 or text your information to 'CRIMES'. Just put "LEX P-D" in the message, along with your tip. 

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